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Poster: DynoMike Date: Nov 20, 2005 11:13am
Forum: etree Subject: Dead "Best Of"'s Postings

Isn't everyone (by now) tired of all "What's a good version of (insert song of choice *here*) by the Grateful Dead" posts? I love the Dead more than anyone, but for me, the joy is in finding those nuggets you may have missed the 1st time around.

Here's an idea, try streaming shows that are "sandwiched" around others you enjoy. If it sounds good to your ears (and isn't that all that matters?), take the plunge and download it. I've found more often than not, that as I dig deeper into certain years, I appreciate the subtleties of the music.

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Poster: elkdog Date: Nov 20, 2005 12:02pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Dead 'Best Of''s Postings

Fair enough, but nearly 3000 shows is a little daunting. Recommendations always help. A happy medium is what we need.

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Poster: jhender501 Date: Nov 20, 2005 11:05pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Dead 'Best Of''s Postings

When I first came to this site looking for Grateful Dead
shows, it was a little daunting. I just started going year by year and looking at reviews and listening..and picking shows that I once had on tape but have lost. Of course recommendations from others helps, but it's fun
going year by year and picking them.


Jim

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Poster: dwill1188 Date: Nov 21, 2005 5:14am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Dead 'Best Of''s Postings

I respect everyone's opinion on this topic, but what is the purpose of this forum other than asking people's opinions on shows/songs? I think the best way to find a show to download is to ask around and see what the best choices are. You can't just pick any random show, it has to be perfect. However, i do understand that it gets annoying to see "best of" posts everywhere. I will discontinue doing that. peace.

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Poster: dead trail Date: Nov 21, 2005 5:32am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Dead 'Best Of''s Postings

Grateful Dead is obviously the 3000 lb. white elephant here. If enough non-dead types find the barrage of GD postings annoying, perhaps it makes sense to set up a seperate, side by side forum for the dead-heads. Refering posters to other sites that are more specific to GD has not worked. As word of the archive continues to ripple through the Grateful Dead pond, more heads will be arriving on the shores and posting the redundant department of redunancy questions and the controversy will continue to rage.

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Poster: jloh Date: Nov 22, 2005 10:55pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Dead 'Best Of''s Postings

guess this little situation has been taken care of....

This post was modified by jloh on 2005-11-23 06:55:37

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Poster: eyezoftheworld Date: Nov 21, 2005 5:57am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Dead 'Best Of''s Postings

I love the grateful dead. I happen to be 18 years old and have been into the dead since i was very little. About a year ago, my English teacher (fellow deadhead) introduced me to this site and I fell in love with it. I understand that you may think less of my word given my age... and thats cool... but these forums really help. How difficult would it be for me to understand the importance of the 80s if I only heard one show? So many of these 'best of' posts have helped me not only realize songs that I love (and a few that I hate), but helped me find great versions of those songs packed tightly inside a gem of a show. To make a seperate archive run forum for the dead seems to me like a bad idea. First, I feel it would make it difficult or impossible to look at old posts if they were all deleted from the archive. I think it is extremely convenient to have this forum. To move the forum for the dead to a new home would be similar to moving certain little dewey decimal reference cards to a different location just because the author may have written A LOT of books. My views may not be dead on with the majority, but just know that i love what you guys are doing and think that the way it is set up is just great. P.S. isnt there a list for things that you feel should be done? These posts are in the live music section... and not a show has been mentioned... just thought i would point that out.

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Poster: Hatta Date: Nov 21, 2005 1:09am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Dead 'Best Of''s Postings

Seems to me the obvious solution is a separate Grateful Dead forum. It would be nice if every band got their own forum, the archive can be a bit impersonal at times. Has this been discussed before?